Monthly Archives: January 2014

Coryza: cat virus

Coryza, also called infectious coryza of the cat, is an infectious, contagious viral illness, clinically characterized by rhinitis, conjunctivitis and glossitis. This is a common condition caused by three different viruses involving several symptoms: Feline herpes virus or feline rhinotracheitis virus; Calicivirus; Reovirus. These three viruses are easily transmitted through contact with infected cats or […]

IVF: cat virus

Transmission occurs primarily while fighting, through bite. Also, kittens can also be infected by their mothers through breast milk or saliva. Overall, FIV symptoms are those of a diminished capacity of the immune system Fever, increase in size of lymph nodes; Cutaneous and digestive affection by infections; Finally, affection by multiple viral and bacterial diseases […]

Typhus: cat virus

Typhus, also called feline anleucopénie p, is a viral disease that affects wild and domestic cats. This disease is transmitted through a virus of the parvovirus family, strong enough in the environment, excreted in the feces of sick animals. Symptoms can appear quickly: Hyperacute form: after a high fever, the animal suddenly drops in temperature […]

Cats’ food preferences

As the cat is a strict carnivore, it is a big protein consumer. His Needs in methionine cysteine, taurine and arginine are particularly high, and it can only find them in animal products. Digestive physiology and anatomy constitution of the cat are adapted to the consumption of several small living prey, mainly birds and rodents. […]

Coexistence between cats

Key points: The popularity of the cat increases in homes with no living space, so cohabitation is not always easy for a territorial animal. The social behavior of the cat differs a lot from that of the dog and man. Yet the man would it to behave like them./li> In households where multiple cats live […]

Your cat is getting filthy? What to do..

Change in living conditions, pheromones, food supplements or psychotropic are the main means of action against this behavioral disorder that remains a major cause of abandonment or euthanasia. Although renal failure are the main factors responsible for organic dirt in cats, the behavioral approach is fundamental to remove the annoying symptoms. The environment where lives […]

How do cats experience pain?

Cat are very discreet in the expression of pain. Silent victim, it is still able to scream in three situations: the removal of hairballs, the thromboembolism and epilepsy. Many pain reasons are hidden and they are very difficult to identify. for example, Nausea results in discrete tong movements on the corner of the mouth. An […]

Behavioral problems of the old cat

In order of frequency are identified various problems in older cats: Uncleanliness, aggression towards congeners or human vocalisations, hyperactivity, excessive grooming, disorientation, fears, hyperattachement … 30% of cats between 8 and 11 years and 50% of cats over 15 years have behavioral problems. Table lesion of cognitive dysfunction may be closer to that of senile […]

The red squirrel

Sciurus vulgaris is a diurnal arboreal rodent that lives in forests, parks and gardens, making it vulnerable to rapid urbanization encroaching on its habitat. Its population is declining and therefore it is regularly presented to vets because of trauma, disease or isolated youngs. The following are some tips to help bring them to your local […]

Turtles hibernation

Hibernation of turtles is caused by a decrease in temperature and photoperiod, and by an internal clock. Turtles hibernate in temperate and subtropical regions. It is a good idea to have the turtle checked by your vet from mid September to mid-October, to verify the absence of disease or treat any existing condition, check that […]